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Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

8 More Unrealistic Versions Of Movies That Really Happened

Movies -- or cinematic LIES, as experts really should be calling them -- are a great way to escape the awfulness of the real world for a couple of …

Universal Pictures

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible

Viv wowed the crowd during a public demo in New York<p>Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest …

HTT licenses safe, cheap Hyperloop levitation tech

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared his idea for a blazing-fast and environment-friendly mode of transport: a train inside an airless tube, which he called Hyperloop.<p>Several research teams and companies ran with Musk’s idea, and it looks like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is …

The Eyse camera shows friends what you're doing in virtual reality

The glory of virtual reality is to live in another person's shoes — to feel what they feel, experience what they experience, and see what they see. The Eyse camera, which launches on Kickstarter today, aims to make that a possibility for anyone with a smartphone. Eyse's promotional video shows a …